Sunday, July 26, 2009


Here is my card for Amy Rysavy's sketch challenge (link here for the sketch, rules, and to view all the other entries ), and another for Samantha's SPCC Finally Friday challenge which was to create your own embellishments from household items. Link here for the challenge and to check out all the other great ideas My lollipop was made using a Popsicle stick and wrapped in cello gift wrap, though as I was putting my pop dots away, I realized you could use pretty much any clear wrapping from packaging as well.
Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Blush Blossom CS, Pretty in Pink CS, Certainly Celery CS and 5/8" twill ribbon, Close to Cocoa Classic Ink, Whisper White CS, DSP from Dollarama, Studio G Clear stamps Series 27, Creative Memories Corner Rounder, Marvy 1" and 1 1/2" punch, Buttons from Forever in Time, Thin brown ribbon from Michaels, Glue, Opalescent sparkles, and twine from unknown source.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

SPCC Finally Friday, SFYTT

hi! Here is my card for the SPCC Finally Friday challenge. This week was hosted by Heidi, an SPCC Diva, and her challenge to us was to create your own embellies from household items. Ooooh...I love adding something unusual and "free" (since I already own it, it is free, right?!?) to my cards! Everyone head on over to check out all the other fun entries and ideas! My homemade embellies are the crossword puzzle which was cut from the local paper and my Dollarama chipboard, which was peeled and inked with Craft Ink (up close they look like suede they are so soft). I realize that's pushing the household items thing a bit, but truly...if you could see my craft area, you'd realize chipboard is a household item for me! LOL! (as I am sure it is for the rest of you out there in papercraft land!) The second challenge this was made for, is Jen DelMuro's sketch challenge at her "I Heart to Stamp" site. Click here for the fabby sketch, rules and all the other gorgeous entries

Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Real Red Craft Ink, Kraft CS, Basic Black CS, Rockabilly Specialty DSP, Chipboard letters from Dollarama, Crossword from my local newspaper.

OCCC, Inkspirations

Happy rainy Saturday to you all! I've got a couple cards to post for a few different challenges. Let's start with this one. It was made for the sketch challenge at Our Creative Corner, link here for the sketch, rules and all of the other beautacious entries It was also made for Makeesha's Inskpirations Inspiration Challenge #10, click here
for her inspiration piece...bedding to DIE for! (Well...perhaps just roll around in, and have a really great sleep!) LOL!
Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Wonderful You Stamp Set, Stems and Silhouettes Jumbo Wheel, Bird on a Branch Stamp Set, Urban Oasis DSP, Very Vanilla CS, Kiwi Kiss CS and Classic Ink, Basic Black Classic Ink, Going Grey Classic Ink, Baja Breeze CS, 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbon, and Classic Ink, rhinestones from Dollarama.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hey there girls...

where you been? Sorry...just quoting a fave song of the artist "Robin". My brother, Scott gave me the CD for my Birthday and I CAN NOT stop listening to it. Although, admittedly, I skip MANY of the songs in the car when the kids are with me.......TOTALLY not appropriate language for kids...........eeks!

Ok, onto my bows. Many have been asking how I tie them, and let me tell you.....READY? I tie them upside down! Seriously. Pull out all your ribbon, but leave it atached to the spool (we HATE to waste precious ribbon, right?!?), then FLIP your project so the bottom is towards you, but still face up, and tie it upside down. VOILA! The perfect bow! (at least I hope's been perfect for everyone else I've told this "secret" to!)

Now. Having said that...I literally double sided taped a bow to L'il C's head for the first 2 years of her life. So, maybe I am just used to tying upside down. And before we get all judge-y here....both my kids and myself were totally BALD until we were 2. I lived with a bow stuck to my head for that long, so she will be PERFECTLY fine too. ;o)

Let me know if it works!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I need to start out by saying........"Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! How cute!" (imagine high pitched voice here! ;o) This card was created for the Triple-Play challenge at the "Our Creative Corner Challenge" site, here's the link for the deets and other fabby submissions The challenge was to use 3 embellies, mine being the ribbon, brads and chipboard dino (who has red rhinestone bling in his tummy...he is a shaky little beast!). The sketch comes from the Mojo Monday site, link here for rules and gorgeous entries I wish I knew a sweet little toddler who needed a dino card for some reason...I am on the hunt for one now! LOL!

Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Very Vanilla CS, Certainly Celery 5/8" Grossgrain Ribbon, Classic Ink, Flock Together DSP, Brads from Dollarama, Dimensional Sticker by Recollections for Michaels

AMYRS72, Raspberry Suite Color Challenge

Continuing on my posting frenzy... ;o) Here is the next card for two challenges. The sketch comes from Amy Rysavy's "Prairie Paper and Ink" site. Click here for the sketch and other entries and the colors come from Dawn McVey's "These are a Few of my Favorite Things" site, click here for the swatch, rules and submissions I must say, I love. Love. LOVE how girly and pink this holiday card turned out! I know a person (or five! LOL!) who will appreciate this!!!

Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Going Grey Classic Ink, Pink Passion Classic Ink, CS, Real Red Classic Ink, Certainly Celery Classic Ink, Very Vanilla CS, 5/8" Grossgrain Ribbon, Lots of Thoughts stamp set, Event Full Stamp Set, Candy Lane DSP, Aqua Painter, button from Forever in Time, Twine from unknown source, Frames from Slice Spring cartridge

SFYTT, Inkspiration Color Challenge #10

Here is card #2, for two challenges. The layout comes from the fabulous Jen DelMuro's "I heart to Stamp" site, check here for the deets and other entries I rotated the sketch 90 degrees to suit my idea. The color combo comes from Makeesha Byl's "Inkspirations by Makeesha" site. Click here for the swatch, rules, and other gorgeous submissions The idea for the real birch bark came from a published card of Dawn McVey's in the PaperCrafts Mag, July/Aug 2009 issue.

Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Rose Red Craft Ink, CS, Mellow Moss Classic Ink, Always Artichoke Classic Ink, Very Vanilla CS, To the Nines Speacialty DSP, Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set, Trim the Tree Stamp Set, Glassy Glaze, and real birch bark.


Hi all! We had a great weekend at the beach, returned late yesterday afternoon, and after 4 days of no creativity...I sat and did 8 challenges (in 4 cards) last starts the ride! This card was made for Samantha's fantastic Scrapmasters Paradise Color Challenge #7. Check out this link for the color swatch, the rules and all the other gorgeous entries I (think I) keep whining about not having the new in colors yet...sorry all, but here I go again! Wah Wah Wah! Ok, done! ;o) Mine should be arriving in the near future, but in the mean time I had to fake the Bermuda Bay with the ribbon and DSP, both from Dollarama.

Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Summer Sun Classic Ink, Old Olive CS, Very Vanilla CS, Stamp set is called Enjoy the Little Things I think??? I should really not be so lazy and look it up! It was my very 1st SU! set, and I tore the label, so didn't think it was a big deal not to attach wrong I was! LOL! Button from Forever in Time, Ribbon and DSP from Dollarama.

Friday, July 17, 2009

OCCC (pets), SPCC (colors) and MOJO95 (layout)

Hi all! I have to say I am really loving this card! The dog TOTALLY reminds me of my Great Dane (Scooby), although this one is OBVIOUSLY better behaved ! LOL! (For all you Scooby fans out there...he has slept for TWO nights in a row! I don't know what to do with myself I am sooooooooooo rested!!!)

This is for 3 challenges this week, the color challenge at Samantha's SPCC (link here for the deets ) which I had to take a little leeway with. Since I am not an SU! "dealer", I won't get my "In Colors" through my club order until the end of July...I had to make due with the buttons from Forever in Time to approximate the Rich Razzleberry...hope this works well enough for you Samantha!). The Our Creative Corner Challenge, was to make a card with Pets as a theme, so voila the Great Dane! For rules and other creations, link here . The third challenge was this fantastic layout, created by the ladies at Mojo Monday, click here for the rules and entries

Ingredients (All SU! unless otherwise noted):
Baja Breeze CS, 5/8" striped grossgrain ribbon, Kiwi Kiss CS, Classic Ink, Urban Oasis DSP, Chocolate Chip CS, Classic Ink, To The Nines Specialty DSP, Mans Best Friend Stamp Set, Buttons from Forever in Time, Twine from unknown Source.

Inkspiration Sketch Challenge 10

Here is my entry for the ever talented Makeesha Byl's Inkspiration sketch challenge. Link here for all the other fabby entries and the details . Love the sketch! I realized this week I don't have enough masculine birthday cards, so in an attempt to remedy that, here this is! Check out the flame closely, I multilayered the stamp with Really Rust, Ruby Red and Barely Bananna to try to mimic a flame closer.

Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Barely Bananna CS, Classic Ink, Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink, CS, Ribbon from unknown source, Really Rust Classic Ink, Ruby Red CS, Classic Ink, Basic Grey Classic Ink, Ribbon from SU! I think it is Ridinghood Red (?!?)...I removed it....lovingly....from a cello bag I received, blue staples and DSP from Dollarama, Big Birthday Candle Stamp Set.


Whew! It feels like a loooooong time since I've last created a card! Here is my entry to Amy Rysavy's Sketch Challenge. Click here to link to her site, Prairie Paper and Ink, for info and to peek at the other gorgeous entries Thanks so much for the fabby sketch Amy, it is definitely one I will be using again!

Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Basic Black CS, Classic Ink, Kraft CS, Urban Oasis DSP, Central Park Stamp Set, Big Birthday Candle Stamp Set, Ribbon from Michaels, Button from Forever in Time, Twine from unknown source.


Here's my entry for Jen DelMuro's sketch challenge at "I Heart to Stamp". Click here for the sketch, rules, and other fabby entries I am slowly upping my more masculine birthday card selection....seems that is an area that I tend to overlook!

Ingredients (All SU! unless otherwise noted):
Brocade Blue CS, CLassic Ink, Bashful Blue CS, Classic Ink, Certainly Celery 5/8" twill ribbon, Classic Ink, Whisper White CS, DSPand chipboard "b" from Dollarama